Internet of everything
Internet of everything

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3.4 Terms and concepts practice

This activity will help you to test some of the terms and concepts you've been introduced to.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. actuator

  2. Bluetooth

  3. Cloud computing

  4. sensor

  5. controller

  6. Java

  7. TCP/IP

  8. small business or home business wireless router

  9. Linux

  10. 6LoWPAN

  • a.... forwards data gathered from sensors to other devices on an M2M network

  • b.... servers and services are dispersed all over the globe in distributed database centres

  • c.IPv6-based low power wireless communication protocol

  • d.... required for devices that communicate directly across the Internet

  • e.a motor that can be used to move or control a mechanism or system according to a specific set of instructions

  • f.connects devices on a local LAN with the internet

  • g.a short-range wireless communication protocol suite that transmits data via low-powered radio waves

  • h.a 'thing' that measures a physical property and converts that data into an electrical signal

  • operating system that allows humans to interact with computers

  • j.a popular object-oriented programming language that works on multiple platforms

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = e
  • 2 = g
  • 3 = b
  • 4 = h
  • 5 = a
  • 6 = j
  • 7 = d
  • 8 = f
  • 9 = i
  • 10 = c

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